This week we are joined by Dutch Illustrator Chuck Groenink. We get into the differences between a European approach to picture books and what is typically found in the US!
For awhile I thought I was a little weird to still like picture book so much. One day I stumbled upon Nick Patton's Picturbooking podcast and learned there was a whole community out there like me.
This week we bring Nick on the show to talk about his journey as an illustrator, the beginnings of his podcast and the lessons he has learned chatting with some of the tops authors and illustrators in the picture book industry!
Samantha Youssef is a feature film character animator and visual development artist. She has worked with Disney animation as well as Ubisoft.
Drawing from her background in ballet Samantha teaches other artists how to apply the principles of movement and form in their work through Studio Technique. She currently teaches clients all over the entertainment industry!
We chat with Mike Curato about his children's book illustration career as well as what it is like to develop a character for over a decade! Mike has two books coming out in August: All the Way to Havana and Little Elliot Fall Friends. We get into the development and illustration process that goes into both!
This week we chat with a legendary Visual Development Artist Armand Serrano. Armand's career has spanned over two decades and includes work with Disney Animation and Sony Pictures.
We dive into his early work on Mulan and Tarzan and how his approach to visual development has changed with the onset of new technologies. We also get into his process for Big Hero Six and Zootopia!
If you must blink, do it now...
Kubo and the Two Strings was one of my favorite movies from 2016 (as well as getting nominated for an Oscar). This week we chat with legendary character designer Shannon Tindle about his artistic career and the inspiration behind Kubo. We also dive into his work with Google Stories and his approach to designing characters!